Filmmaker Oliver Stone told RT that the “totally corrupt” US government has been rehashing old propaganda clichés when promoting President Joe Biden’s upcoming international “Democracy Summit”.
In the latest episode of RT’s “Going Underground”, Afshin Rattansi asked the Oscar-winning director about his thoughts on the so-called “Democracy Summit” to be hosted by Biden next month.
“It’s old propaganda: ‘We are the free world, and the Russians and the Chinese are not. And the Iranians and all the bad guys are on the other side. It doesn’t work that way if you go to these countries ”, said Pierre. “It’s relative. You have to understand – there’s gray matter, it’s not black and white.
Stone highlighted the role of money in US politics and cited reports that a record $ 14 billion was spent on the 2020 US presidential and legislative campaigns.
When it takes $ 14 billion to elect a president, you ask yourself: what kind of democracy is this? You can’t even ask a member of Congress to speak to you unless you pay and have a business interest. It is very difficult in Washington to get the attention of an ordinary citizen. You need the money, you need the lobbying weight. Our government is totally corrupt.
Biden’s virtual summit on December 9-10 will focus on “Challenges and opportunities facing democracies”, according to the White House. The United States has invited 110 countries to participate, including excluding China, Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Stone also spoke about his new documentary on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer. A four-part version of the film, ‘JFK – Destiny Betrayed’, premiered at the Rome Film Festival in October.
The filmmaker said he found it revealing that his project had received “very little general public coverage” in the United States compared to the press it had in Europe.
“It’s a blackout. They don’t want to talk about it because our film raises important questions. In fact, it contradicts the official theory,” he added. said Pierre. “I’m used to this, you know. There is a wall of silence here.
In the same interview, Stone criticized Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, for delaying the release of the rest of the classified documents on the Kennedy case.
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